Players Scholarship Fund 2019-20

Atherstone Adders Hockey Club is one of the few Clubs in the Midlands that is growing. The Ladies 1st team are in Division 1 of the Warwickshire League. This continued success has attracted more players which created a need for a Ladies 3rd team in 2016. The Ladies section is particularly on the lookout for goalkeepers and, in particular, a 1st team keeper. They are currently the process of appointing a Ladies Coach for the coming season.

The Men's 1st team have gained back to back promotions. In the 2017-18 season they won 20 out of 22 matches and went one better by winning all of their matches in the 2018-19 season. They are now on the lookout for the right players to boost the team in the higher divisions. They have recently been joined by a former National League player, who will be Mens Coach and also captain the Mens 1st team.

The Club also has a Ladies 2nds and 3rd Team, while the Mens section will also be running a brand new 4th team in the coming season. 

Clearly all of the playing sections are developing well and we want to continue that momentum by recruiting quality, young players, who would find it difficult to play regularly because of high costs of travel and match fees. This scholarship agreement will allow the Club to continue to invest in the Ladies and Men's First team squad.

For the coming season the fund will allow the Club to make at least four awards to successful applicants. Each successful player will receive a tailor made package with a minimum of all playing costs being met.

Who are we looking for?

The fund is open to anyone, it’s not about finding the best players, but more about adding value to this friendly but ambitious Club. Although a certain level of hockey is essential, there are no pre-requisites. Initially the fund will be aimed at students (with at least one year of study remaining) although the search will not be limited to students and anyone is encouraged to apply if they think that they can help to strengthen the playing side and also have something extra to offer the Club. Any successful candidate will have to be available for 90% of matches and 80% of training sessions.

What are we offering?
  • A tailor made annual subscriptions and match fee package
  • Reasonable travel to and from matches and training
  • The opportunity to be part a club with a great social side
What do we expect?
  • Commitment to play on a regular basis
  • Commitment to regularly attend training (likely to be Wednesday evening)
  • That you 'Add Value' to our Club beyond simply playing
  • That you are a 'Team Player'
The Award Process

We are looking for players to join us in time 2019-2020 season. The selection process is quite simple. It will consist of a short email expression of interest, followed by a trial session with the club (training or match) and then an evaluation by the First Team captains, Club Coach and other key members of the Club, of those individuals who can add most value to Atherstone Adders Hockey Club. 

Please show your expression of interest by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including contact information, an idea of how you can 'Add Value' to our Club and a brief description of your hockey CV.

Closing date for applications is 15th August 2019